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1800's Bottle for Shoe black with a mark Number 37 on Bottom. it is a aqua green in color
and there are no chips or damage.
Just a Great old piece of Glass for your collection. I have included the following info that
I found during my research, because it's so interesting to read.
Enjoy!


Frank Miller & Company began operation in Warsaw, New York in 1838. Some years later, Miller had moved to New York City. By the year 1867, according to an ad in the Hudson Evening Register, the company was located at 19 & 20 Cedar Street, in New York.

By the 1880s, the company name had been changed slightly to “Frank Miller & Sons”. Miller & Sons manufactured a wide line of shoe dressings (shoe polish) , blackings, leather/harness/saddle dressings, and similar products.
The most popular product they manufactured and sold was their “Frank Miller’s Crown Dressing” which was specifically advertised as “For Ladies’ and Childrens’ Boots and Shoes”. This product was widely advertised in newspapers and magazines of the late Victorian era, and many colorful trade cards were also printed and distributed to promote the products.

Bottles marked with “FRANK / MILLER’S / CROWN [Graphic representation of a king's crown] / DRESSING / NEW YORK / U.S.A.” are found rather frequently and most of them appear to date from the 1875 to 1895 period. Many different molds were made to produce these bottles, and a close comparison of different examples show the lettering and crown graphic design, from mold to mold, is never exactly the same, but slight details in the engraving can be easily noted. The embossing on the bottles results from the painstakingly hand-chiseled engraving done to the inside of the bottle mold, and so it was virtually impossible to make each engraved design absolutely identical.

Most of the bottles have a mold identifying number on the base, which served to identify different iron molds from which they were made.

Frank Millers Crown Dressing Bottle for Shoes New York USA No 37 on bottom

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  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Material: glass
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